See if your home/building qualifies for the Preservation Plaque Project:

If your home or building is listed in one of two the resources below and you would like a plaque for your historic home or building, please complete the following form.

  1. Preserving the Architectural Heritage of Block Island Program (2007) completed by Pam Gasner, Director of the Block Island Historical Society, can be found in the Island Free Library and online. Click here to read.
  2. Historic House Survey can be found online only. Click here to read.

Your home or building must meet also meet the following two criteria;

  1. Your home or building survived the Hurricane of 1938
  2. Your home or building must be over 50% original

If you believe your home/business should be designated historic and your home/building is not listed in the above two locations, please contact us. We would like to make note of your building so we can help you get a plaque soon. We will be helping all of you that aren’t listed in the near future.

The Block Island Historical Society will act as a consultant for anyone wishing to research their own building.  Any other research will be conducted by our advisor, Bob Downie, who has incomparable knowledge of historic homes and buildings on Block Island.  Scenic Block Island is excited and proud to have these important resources available to us.


Plaque Pages

This is just the beginning. Learn more about the Preservation Plaque Program within the links below. And if you own a historic building on Block Island, please apply to get your own plaque.

Have you received notice from SBI that your building has been approved for a preservation plaque?

It’s time to take the last step and purchase your plaque. Just click the button below to be taken to the plaque purchase page.